It was probably 4 or 5 years ago when I first stumbled upon a Xyron Create-a-Sticker 250 for sale in my local Wal*Mart. I bought it wondering how I would ever end up using it. Little did I know that I would soon find my life impossible to live without it. And not just for scrapbooking. I have used it for all kinds of crafts, some of which I will talk about in this article.
I use this is for applying ribbon to a layout or other project where you want the ribbon to lay completely flat. Before I got my Xyron I tried ribbon glue, which always bled through my sheer ribbons and was a sticky mess. I also tried regular adhesive runner tapes, which are too wide for some skinny ribbons and didn't hold very well. Feeding your ribbon through the Xyron Create-a-Sticker makes it perfect every time.
I also use this to apply diecut alphabets. This machine is perfection for this task. After cutting out letters with my Cricut, I simply feed them through the Sticker Maker and they adhere perfectly. No trying to glue it, and no corners peel up.
When my daughter was potty training I scoured the store for just the right stickers to fill her reward chart with. She declined every suggestion I made and finally I said, Honey, what kind of sticker would you like? And she answered A sticker of me. I immediately went home, printed pictures of her face, cut them into small 1 inch squares and sent them through the Xyron. She was completely thrilled and was potty trained in a week flat.
I'm sure by now it's obvious that I am completely smitten with this product. I could not live without it!
I just received my Xyron from this site and I love it! It is terrific, particularly for small items that I want to adhere to a scrapbook page. It's also quicker than adhering little stickies to each little item and then applying them to the scrapbook page. I just line up everything that I know I am going to be adhering and crank it through the Xyron; what comes out the other end is a "paper" with the items stuck to it. When I'm ready to use the little (or larger) item, I just take it off the Xyron paper and stick it to the scrapbook layout - no stopping to mess around with glue, glue tabs, etc. I am now looking for a sale for the 5" Xyron because I love the 2.5" so much!
I can't get over how easy the Xyron Create A Sticker Maker is. I've spent the last three years attempting to get adhesive on very small embellishments that I have made myself. I have found this to be a very taxing process. I get adhesive where I don't want it, and I fail to get adhesive where I do want it.
The Create a Sticker Maker even takes in very small, fine-detailed paper items. If I can cut it small, the Create a Sticker Maker can get adhesive on it. Completely!
Now I don't have embellishments coming off the page, and I don't have adhesive showing or stuck to things I didn't want to include.
And it is so fast and easy to use! I feel so empowered!